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Synonyms of enliven in English:


  • 1 several attractive illustrations enliven the text
    brighten up, make more interesting, make more exciting, liven up, put some spirit into, add colour to, wake up, give a lift/boost to, ginger up;
    improve, enhance, season, leaven, add spice to, spice up, revitalize, vitalize
    informal perk up, jazz up, pep up, zhoosh (up)
    [Antonyms] detract from
  • 2 her visit had clearly enlivened my mother
    cheer up, brighten up, liven up, raise someone's spirits, uplift, gladden, ginger up, buoy up, make lively, waken/wake up;
    hearten, stimulate, galvanize, fire, light a fire under, boost, rejuvenate, animate, give life to, vivify, vitalize, exhilarate, invigorate, restore, revive, rouse, refresh
    informal perk up, buck up, pep up
    [Antonyms] subdue
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